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    Iga Świątek’s Quest Begins at BNP Paribas Open 2024 in Indian Wells

    The excitement brews as the prestigious BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells sets the stage for another thrilling showdown in the world of tennis. Today marks the commencement of Iga Świątek’s journey in this renowned tournament, which, along with the Miami event, forms the illustrious “Sunshine Double” in the tennis calendar. 

    With the draw unveiled on Tuesday, anticipation has been building among fans eager to see their favourite players compete on the grand stage. Notably, the tournament’s top seed will commence her campaign from the second round. However, on Thursday, her first opponent was finally revealed, adding an extra layer of intrigue to the upcoming matches. 

    The “Sunshine Double” has forever etched itself into the annals of tennis history, particularly due to Iga Świątek’s remarkable success in 2022, where she triumphed in both events. 

    In her opening match at Indian Wells 2024, Świątek will lock horns with Danielle Collins. The American clinched victory in a two-day battle against Erika Andriejewa with a scoreline of 7:6, 7:6. Notably, Świątek holds the upper hand in their head-to-head encounters, with five wins to her name against Collins’ one. 

    Iga Świątek’s draw at Indian Wells 2024

    • 1st round – Bye
    • 2nd round – Danielle Collins
    • 3rd round – Camila Giorgi, Linda Noskova
    • 4th round – Ekaterina Alexandrova, Madison Keys, Yulia Putintseva
    • Quarterfinals – Ons Jabeur, Veronika Kudermetova, Jelena Ostapenko
    • Semifinals – Beatriz Haddad Maia, Anna Kalinskaya, Elena Rybakina, Marketa Vondrousova
    • Final – Coco Gauff, Jessica Pegula, Aryna Sabalenka, Qinwen Zheng

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